Thursday, time for my weekly blog post, but I just read this post and it’s too “juicy” not to share, even though it verges on the grotesque, I admit I am fascinated with the way in which dead bodies are disposed and things humans do to others’ dead corpses. This has been a fascinatiin for me since childhood, when I actively worried about what would happen if all the cemeteries were full: what would the grown ups do with all the extra dead bodies?
Some creepy stuff’s going on over at the Harvard Library, or at least it was in 2006 when this article was originally written.
According to The Harvard Crimson Magazine, at least three rare, extremely old books were bound by human skin. Yep. Human skin.
The three books—about medieval law, Roman poetry, and French philosophy, respectively—date back to as early as 1605.
Here’s the skinny on the medieval law book:
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